Los Angeles Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) Attorneys

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Before 2002, children (those under the age of 21) applying for a green card needed to complete the application process before turning 21, or they would “age out.” Often, this would happen through no fault of their own, but rather due to administrative delays by United States immigration processing.

The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) was passed in 2002, recognizing that “children” who turned 21 during the processing of their visa applications were being denied. Through the passing of the CSPA, children who turn 21 during the processing of their visa application have legal options to maintain their child status.

At the Hanlon Law Group, PC, in Los Angeles, California, we can determine if the CSPA applies in your case, and if so, help you take legal action to maintain your child status.

What is the Child Status Protection Act?

A basic explanation of the CSPA is as follows:

  • If a petition is filed for an individual under the age of 21, their age is locked at the age when the application is submitted.
  • If an individual is waiting on a preference for a visa and they turn 21, the length of processing is subtracted.
  • If an individual aged out during the visa application process and they subsequently have to apply for a different type of visa, their original starting date is transferred to the appropriate category.
  • For individuals from certain countries, if their status or age changes, their petition will convert to a different category. It is possible to opt out of the automatic conversion.

Contact a Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer Today!

Contact Los Angeles Child Status Protection Act lawyers to learn about your options to continue the visa application process. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your immigration law concerns.




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Contact the Experienced Los Angeles Immigration Lawyers at Hanlon Law Group, P.C.

A trusted Los Angeles immigration attorney at Hanlon Law Group, P.C. is waiting to speak to you, find out more about your immigration needs and explain your options. Having handled countless professional visa applications for foreign professionals and U.S. employers, our lawyers have the experience and insight you can count on for exceptional service and representation.

Our experience, skills and dedication to our clients are backed by the following, which all of our clients can expect to receive:

Free & Confidential Initial Consultations

You don’t have to pay us anything to discover more about how we can help you and what you need to do to resolve your employment-based immigration needs.

Continuity of legal representation

One of our attorneys will oversee your case from start to finish. This can provide peace of mind that your case will not be passed off to a non-lawyer associate, or to someone who is not intimately familiar with your case.

State-Of-The-Art Case Management Technology

Our cutting-edge system facilitates the visa petition process, while providing clients with real-time case information about the status of their petition, PERM certifications, etc.

Personal Attention From Lawyers & Staff

We take pride in providing old-fashioned, personal service and promptly responding to our clients’ inquiries and immigration needs whenever they arise.

Flexible payment options

We accept all major credit cards. Payment plans may also be available.

Multilingual Immigration Services

We provide immigration services in various languages, including (but not necessarily limited to) Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesian, Tagalog, and Fukienese.

Call (866) 227-5527 or email us via the contact form to learn more about our experience and services, as well as how we can help you.

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Hanlon Law Group, P.C. is ready to help you with all your immigration & nationalization legal needs. Contact us now for the help you need & deserve.

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